Conference to explore Jewish philosophy, Feb. 22-23
Posted February 16, 2006; 10:52 p.m.
The resurgence of constructive Jewish philosophy in America will be the focus of a conference on campus Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 22-23.
Titled "The Renaissance of Jewish Philosophy in America," the event will run from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday in the Whig Hall Senate Chamber.
Scholars and thinkers who have contributed to this renaissance will
reflect on the role that the American context (ideals and realities,
philosophy and politics) has played in influencing their work. They
also will discuss the extent to which their intellectual agenda has
been shaped by the social and cultural milieu of the contemporary
Sponsors include the University's Department of Religion
and James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions as well
as the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies of
the Jewish Theological Seminary. For more information, visit the
Madison Program Web site.